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Health Tip: For Better Sleep, Watch What You Eat

Sleep experts offer do's and don'ts

(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a significant role in your health, including how well you sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation explains:

  • Eating too much saturated fat and too little fiber can affect how well you sleep.
  • Consuming too much sugar can make it more likely that you'll wake up in the middle of the night.
  • Avoiding food and drinks that are spicy, greasy, sugary or alcoholic can reduce your risk of sleep-interrupting heartburn.
  • Getting more B vitamin-rich foods, such as dairy, eggs, meat, poultry and fish, can regulate melatonin and help stabilize your sleep.
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